With stage four of the lockdown restrictions being lifted now delayed there is an aim to get as many adults as possible vaccinated – to support this, walk-in clinics are being held across Sussex over the course of the next few weeks so it is now easier than ever to walk-in and get your jab.
The government may lift Covid restrictions on 19 July if they think it’s safe – and the more of us that have had the jab, the more likely that is to happen.
Just walk-in to get your jab
Often the pop up clinics are focused on areas where uptake is lower so that additional resources can be focussed where they are needed most. If there isn’t anything in your area it is worth checking back as more dates could be added over the coming days. Otherwise you can still book an appointment (see below) and if transport is an issue, there is help available.
Everyone over the age of 18 is eligible to receive the vaccine and you don’t need to be registered with a GP to have it. If you’ve got ID or know your NHS number and can bring it along that’s great but it isn’t essential.
As these are walk-in clinics, you may have to queue and in order to adhere to social distancing this often means waiting outside in a socially distanced queue so be prepared to wait and dress for the weather. The queues are usually fast moving so it shouldn’t take too long. You do not need to be registered with a GP surgery to get the vaccine and you will not be asked about your immigration status.
Book an appointment to get your jab
You can still book an appointment via the national booking system on the NHS website. If there don’t seem to be appointments available at your local vaccination centre, do keep trying as more are added as they receive stock of the vaccines.
Free return transport is also available to get you there if you need help – check out the vaccine transport service to book a free return journey.
Manage your jab appointment
If you’ve already had your first vaccine, don’t worry, you’re not being forgotten – you are encouraged to, where possible, bring you second vaccination appointment forward to eight weeks after your first appointment.
Manage your Covid-19 vaccination booking online or by calling 119. You can even check when what other appointments are available before you cancel your existing one.
With new strains of the Covid-19 virus taking hold and more new ones inevitable, one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you is by getting vaccinated. If you’ve already had your vaccine please continue to encourage your friends and family to do the same.